Funeral Services: Will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Fontanelle with burial in the Greenfield Cemetery. A luncheon will be held at the church following the committal services at the cemetery. Pastor Steven Broers will officiate the service.
Open Visitation: Will be held on Wednesday, July 24th, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Fontanelle from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Wednesday evening at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Fontanelle from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Kevin Funke memorial fund to be established by the family.
Kevin Eugene Funke was born December 7, 1971, the son of Ted and Mary (Hughes) Funke in Greenfield, Iowa. He passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at the age of 47.
Kevin was raised in Greenfield and graduated from Greenfield High School in 1990. He attended Northwest Missouri State University for one year.
On January 20, 1996, he was married to Sara Raasch and to this union two daughters were born: Anna Marie and Olivia Lynn. They later divorced.
In the early 1990’s Kevin was employed by Lisk Construction. Jim was a great mentor to Kevin. He later started Funke Home Builders, which he ran with great pride. He was very proud of his two beautiful daughters and watched their musical and dog activities. Another love of his were his dogs, Fergie and Crush. He took great pride in getting them ready for their competitions to which he had great success. Kevin was a great dog trainer. He was working to get his dad’s dog, Ozzie ready for competitions. Whenever you seen Kevin, you would see his two sidekicks right there with him. Kevin also loved to cook for his family. His mexican dishes, sliders, taco pizza and salsa were some of his favorites. When fall came around, it was fantasy football time. Kevin studied every player and showed up with his folder full of secret information. His newest pastime was going to Prairie Meadows with his dad and he had figured out a formula that seemed to be working for him. Kevin always made sure Gramps could watch Trevor ride bulls if possible.
Kevin had some amazing friends that meant the world to him, that he loved like brothers.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Funke; paternal grandparents; and maternal grandparents.
He is survived by his two daughters, Anna Marie and Olivia Lynn; father, Ted Funke of Creston; brother, Bryan Funke and wife Kim of Belmond, Iowa; sisters, Lori Wallace and husband Mark of Greenfield, Lisa Reiste and husband Tim of Linden, Iowa and Linda Caviness and husband Les of Orient; special friends, Fergie and Crush; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins; other relatives and friends.
We love you bunches, Kevin……..